Lake Wanaka ECO e-bike tour
Join us for the Wanaka guided e-bike tour to discover how residents are working to protect and sustain this beautiful environment for yours to come.
To learn a little more about this fantastic and gentle e-bike ride read on.
Meet the locals
We start our tour with a lake side visit to meet our resident long finn eel family.
We learn about their treacherous journey from the lake to the Pacific Ocean and how the locals support their safe passage.
Our Famous Tree
We start our cycle around the lake and stop to see the most famous tree in Wanaka for a photo stop and discover how it arrived here 80 years ago!
We continue our journey around the lake and learn about the family who made a commitment to grow wines ‘that’ do not harm the natural environment and ended up creating an award winning brand.
We head into town and visit a rare spring fed creek of exceptional purity that flows through our urban environment.
Learn about the community that are safe guarding it for future generations and take the opportunity to refill your water bottles with this pristine, fresh water.
Follow the Creek to the Lake
From here we follow Bullock Creek as it winds its way through town to its final destination; Lake Wanaka.
Our Ancient Bird
We dismount our bikes and walk along the recently completed marine boardwalk to see one of the oldest birds in the world, the crested Grebe in their decorated floating nests. We find out how one man saved them from extinction and how our community protects them.
Back on our bikes we cycle past Ely Point around the lake to the Outlet where we visit a community based food initative run by volunteers who grow food to support local families in need.
We head back into town and reach the highest point on the tour which offers views over the lake. We then descend to visit a unique low waste store where we have a well deserved break to enjoy a local coffee/tea and some health snacks.
Its a down hill ride from here back to the lake for a final stop at a famous sculpture that symbolises notions of nurturing, safety, friendship, openness and honesty – all values we treasure in our community.
Details and how to book the Wanaka ECO E-bike tour
Cost: $195nzd which includes an E-bike rental for a half day and 3 hour guided tour
Start: First Saturday in October and every subsequent Saturday. Bookings are essential.
Min Numbers: 4 pax are required. You will be waitlisted until min. numbers are achieved. Tour is limited to 8 riders, the minimum age is 12 years old.
Schedule: Operating from 28 October on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. We meet outside the Wanaka isite 103 Ardmore St
As part of your booking fee, you will be making a $5 donation to Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust – Wanaka community-based native nursery that specialises in propagating local plants